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Poster: Reade Date: Nov 13, 2009 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: most boring

In the short song category, One More Saturday Night.
In the long song category, Terrapin.

A word about Terrapin. Jerry once said the reason they quit playing St. Stephen was it was a song that, structurally, forced you to play it the same way every time. OK- whatever. But why wouldn't that same rule apply to Terrapin? Ever have anybody try to point you towards a really hot Terrapin? 'You gotta listen to this man, this Terrapin just cooks....'

Also, a word about El Paso which has been mentioned here a few times.
I don't think it's boring, in fact the thing about El Paso that has intrigued me over the years is how sometimes Jerry takes a solo and sometimes he does not. I'm not sure I can think of another song in the repertoire where that is the case.